Monday, August 25, 2008

Game 130: Brewers 4 Pirates 3

There are a lot of things about this game that are pretty nagging The third straight loss to the Brewers stings. Scoring 3 runs off of 16 hits, even if 15 were singles, is pretty lame. Not scoring with the bases loaded and nobody out in the top of the 12th just flat out sucks. Missing a chance to ding CC with his first NL loss is pretty lame. The ejections were certainly annoying. Still, as a science nerd I think that the thing that bugs me the most is this quote from Nate McLouth:

Speaking of McLouth, who's been KO'd by a stomach virus, he had a pinch-hit single that tied the game in the ninth inning. Did that make him feel better?

"No,'' McLouth said. "There are no antibiotics in my bat.''

Anyone who's taken a biology class knows that if there were antibiotics in Nate's bat, he'd still feel like crap because he has a virus, not a bacteria-based illness.